The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

The Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy is dedicated to building secure, sustainable and ethical supply chains for electric vehicle (EV) batteries in North America.

To create these supply chains, both domestically and with our allies, the Center advocates for:

  • Securing responsible supply chains for critical minerals and materials necessary for the transportation, energy, and technology innovations of the future.
  • Establishing a new social compact for responsible mineral production and processing both at home and among our allies.
  • Promoting a thriving critical minerals-based economy within the United States for transportation, energy, and technology industries reliant upon critical minerals, including establishing marketplace for ethically and sustainably sourced goods.

News & Events

Addressing Critical Mineral Supply Chain Vulnerability: A Transatlantic Conversation

SAFE’s Abigail Wulf Testifies Before Senate On Domestic Critical Mineral Supply Chains

Think Globally, Source Locally for Electric Vehicles

Briefing on the Commanding Heights of Global Transportation Initiative and the Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

Minerals Center Team

Abigail Wulf

Vice President and Director, Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

Abigail Wulf is the Director of the Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy at SAFE. Abigail brings broad Earth science expertise to the Center, from researching rare earth- and lithium-rich pegmatites to working with NASA researchers to convey the connections between Earth’s component systems. She previously served as Senior Science Communicator for Research within NASA’s Earth Science Division. She also served as Policy Manager for the American Geosciences Institute, a nonpartisan federation of more than 50 professional scientific societies. While at AGI, Abigail co-led the Minerals Science and Information Coalition, a broad-based alliance of organizations representing all stages of the critical minerals supply chain.

Danielle Woodring

Manager, Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy

Danielle Woodring is the Manager of the Ambassador Alfred Hoffman, Jr. Center for Critical Minerals Strategy at SAFE. Danielle brings real-world geological and science policy expertise to the Center. After obtaining her Master of Science in structural geology and geological mapping, Danielle worked as a geologist for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Geological Survey, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Prior to her master’s research, she served as a Policy Associate for the American Geosciences Institute and worked for the American Geophysical Union. Her multi-faceted career provides her with insights into the science and policies informing all aspects of the critical minerals supply chain, from discovery and extraction to development and manufacturing.

Allison Shane

Critical Minerals Research Fellow